mj_wils1970
mj_wils1970 New Reader
12/1/15 9:38 p.m.

There's a thick anti rust coating on my car, and it's in the engine bay making service a messy and sticky PITA.

I've used engine cleaner to try to remove this stuff, and while it works, it takes a heck of a lot of it.

Any advice?

Don49
Don49 HalfDork
12/3/15 1:36 p.m.

Steam cleaner.

mj_wils1970
mj_wils1970 New Reader
12/3/15 4:03 p.m.

Cool, never thought of that... will give it a try.

Thanks!

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic UltimaDork
12/3/15 5:30 p.m.

Yeah, steam to melt most of it off, THEN engine degreaser.

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
12/4/15 3:15 p.m.

Solvent would likely work better than engine degreaser. Try a brake clean/acrysol type solvent (in a small area to make sure it is safe for paint) or a d-limonene based adhesive remover.

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